Lyrics: Tools of Your Labor

Tools of Your Labor (written by Elliot Easton and Jules Shear; © Elektra/Asylum Records 1985)

Did your mother ever tell you to stay out of the street?

You’re going to end up just like your mother then: smooth, regretful and weak

The material you’ve been given may not be cut to such a fashionable length

You must look closely and develop its value; and its value lies all in it’s strength

 

The tools of your labor are sharp and strong (are you sleeping?)

The tools of your labor may be right or wrong (are you sleeping?)

You don’t have to be bitter or complain with a smirk

Just make the tools of your labor work

 

His life, if you believed him, was like a sack of novels all combined

He lived with four girls in a garage up in Shady Side so he can tune up and get his front end aligned

He’s left so many other homes bleeding, he often exchanges all the facts

And he claims to be a victim of perfection, now all he wants to do is relax

 

The tools of your labor are sharp and strong (are you sleeping?)

The tools of your labor may be right or wrong (are you sleeping?)

You don’t have to be bitter or complain with a smirk

Just make the tools of your labor work

 

You no more deserve your life than a child’s who sleeps in the streets

Who just stares at you, freezing; you just gotta compare your defeat

 

So goodnight and goodbye my sedentary friends, though your sleep will restless for you

‘Cause your dreams must all be earned and then that’s how dreams come true

 

The tools of your labor are sharp and strong (are you sleeping?)

The tools of your labor may be right or wrong (are you sleeping?)

You don’t have to be bitter or complain with a smirk

Just make the tools of your labor work

Lyrics: It’s All I Can Do

It’s All I Can Do by The Cars (written by Ric Ocasek ©1979)

One too many times I fell over you
Once in a shadow I finally grew
And once in a night I dreamed you were there
I cancelled my flight from going nowhere

It’s all I can do
To keep waiting for you
It’s all I can do
It’s all I can do

One too many times I twisted the gate
When I was crazy I thought you were great
I kept my renditions of you on the wall
Where holiday romance is nothing at all

It’s all I can do
To keep waiting for you
It’s all I can do
It’s all I can do

You wait in the wing like a Saturday flirt
Protecting the judge, you don’t want to get hurt
Once in a moment it all comes to you
As soon as you get it you want something new

It’s all I can do
To keep waiting for you
It’s all I can do
It’s all I can do

It’s all I can do
To keep waiting for you
It’s all I can do
It’s all I can do

It’s all I can do
To keep waiting for you
It’s all I can do
It’s all I can do

Lyrics: Tonight She Comes

Tonight She Comes by The Cars (written by Ric Ocasek, ©1985)

I know tonight she comes
She’s taking a swipe at fun
She gives me a reason
For setting my sights
Well I know tonight she comes

Oh she jangles me up
She does it with ease
And sometimes she passes through me
Just like a breeze
She gives me a reason
For feelin’ all right

Oh well
(know tonight, I know tonight)
I know tonight
(know tonight, I know tonight)
I know tonight
(know tonight, I know tonight)
She comes

And I know she’s gonna do it to me
One more time (one more time)
I know she’s gonna stay implanted
In my mind
Why does she keep me hanging on the line, oh
(why does she keep me hanging on the liiiiiiine)

Ah yeah, I know she’s gonna do it to me
One more time (one more time)
I know she’s gonna stay implanted
In my mind
Oh, why does she keep me hanging on the line, oh yeah
(why does she keep me hanging on the liiiiiiine)

I know the way she feels
And all of the hearts that she steals
She tells me it’s easy
When you do it right
Oh well, well I know tonight she comes
(I know tonight she comes)

She tells me it’s easy
When you do it right
(know tonight, I know tonight) I know tonight
(know tonight, I know tonight) I know tonight
(know tonight, I know tonight) she comes

I know tonight, oh yeah
(know tonight, I know tonight)
(I know tonight) well I know tonight
(know tonight, I know tonight)
Know tonight she comes

Lyrics: Touch and Go

Touch and Go by The Cars (written by Ric Ocasek © 1980)

All I need is what you’ve got
All I’ll tell is what you’re not
All you know is what you hear
I get this way when you come near

Then I know, it’s gone too far
Uh oh, I touched your star and it felt so right
Just like the hush of midnight
And then you said with me it’s touch and go, oh oh oh
Touch and go, oh oh oh

All I need is you tonight
Flying like a cement kite, yeah
In your headlock on the floor
Who could ever ask for more

And I know, it’s gone too far
Uh oh, I touched your star and it felt so right
Just like the hush of midnight
And then you said with me it’s touch and go, oh oh oh
Touch and go, oh oh oh

All I want is you tonight
I guess that dress does fit you tight, yeah
You know that look does make me shake
It almost looks too good to fake

And I know it’s gone too far
Uh oh, I touched your star and it felt so right
Just like the hush of midnight
Then you said with me it’s touch and go, oh oh oh
Touch and go, oh oh oh

Well it’s touch and go, oh oh oh
Touch and go, oh oh oh

Well it’s touch and go, oh oh oh
Touch and go, oh oh oh
Touch and go, oh oh yeah

Well it’s touch and go, oh oh oh
Touch and go, oh oh oh
Touch and go
All I need is what you’ve got